Olive oil is a great gift of nature to humans. It is the basic component of Mediterranean diet and especially of the Cretan diet and it has been related for thousands of years with the longevity, prevention and treatment of various diseases . Moreover, it has strongly built the unique identity and taste of Greek cuisine.
Although fossilized olive leaves found on the Greek islands of the Aegean are said to be 50-60,000 years old, the systematic cultivation of olive trees seems it had begun in Crete in Neolithic times. In the area of Sitia, at the east edge of Crete island, bonds with olive tree cultivation run deep, indeed. The special microclimate of the region with extended sunshine, as well as the rich ground and the abundance of high quality water have made Sitia olive oil very famous and the region is proud to produce one of the best olive oils in the world with continuous awards and distinctions worldwide. Moreover, Sitia Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been characterized as Protected Designation of Origin due to its unique attributes and qualities.
Artion Greek Foods are very lucky that they discovered Dafni, a very small and picturesque village up to the Sitia mountains with a clear Mediterranean identity and a history deep rooted to the Minoan times. Only 64 people live there and all of them work just with their olive groves. It is like a blessed place, a small of nature’s miracles. High altitude, ground rich in trace elements, water springs, always healthy trees only with natural treatments and a lot of personal care. We have selected the olive trees and the estates which we exclusively harvest .Harvest is done by hand while fruit exactly on the right time, while grinding takes place just a few hours after harvesting through cold extraction in modern equipment.
Artion Greek Foods keep this extra virgin olive oil treasure in their own stainless steel tank, unfiltered, in order to protect its extra virginity and naturalness. They bottle it with the help of machinery of the latest technology answering all the safety and hygiene requirements of today and we finalize all the labeling details by hand one by one.
Artion Greek Foods offer it in a packaging that this product deserves: top quality glass bottle, screen printed graphics which narrate its story, wooden cap and pourer to help its use and a lot of care and love up to the last detail.
This 2019, Artion Greek Foods has joined Singapore Newspaper Taste Awards 2019 and won a gold medal in this competition:
STORIES OF GREEK ORIGINS EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL SITIA CRETE P.D.O.
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
“Stories of Greek Origins” Extra Virgin olive oil Sitia Lasithi Crete PDO, is a superior quality EVOO, of extremely low acidity (0,21 during production) with untouched all its extra virgin and quality characteristics. It comes in limited quantities, it is fresh , aromatic, with bright golden green color, medium fruity flavor and mild aftertaste, a real gastronomic and valuable pleasure.
Discover the story….enjoy the taste experience…
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